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Recent eruption of a volcano in Tonga was 100 times more powerful than the atomic bomb

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

According to NASA, the recent eruption of a volcano in Tonga was 100 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

A few days ago, an underwater volcano erupted near New Zealand, 65 kilometers north of Tonga's capital Noko Alva, after which the sound of explosions was heard thousands of kilometers away on other islands.

The quake measured 7.4 on the Richter scale and was followed by a tsunami alert.

Now the US space agency NASA has declared the eruption of the volcano 100 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

According to NASA, the energy released from the eruption was between five and thirty million tons of TNT, and the explosion was hundreds of times more powerful than the US atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima , estimated to be approximately. There was 15,000 tons of TNT.



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